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    • 09 Jul 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Online Zoom Session

    Covid-19 has created many changes, uncertainty and even chaos in our lives.

    A true reminder of the old saying that: the only constant in life is change. What if this is not just a philosophical statement to guide us through the trials and tribulations of life? What if this is the essence of who we are?

    By the time you finish reading this post, your brain has been changed (even may be just slightly) by you because of the new neural connections being formed with the injection of new information and learning. This is the 21st century understanding of our brain thanks to neuroscience.

    If we accept that change is the innate base line of our life and know that our brain is designed for change, we are no longer a passive respondent to the external events, but an active agent in shaping our own experiences in the world.

    Instead, we can use this seemingly uncertain period of Covid-19 to rest, reflect and reset ourselves for a new normal. In particular, we are empowered to change and can direct our thoughts to what gives us peace and positivity, essentially exercising the brain "muscles" for more peace and positivity.

    If you are curious, let's get connected, and we will together learn, experiment and meditate on this new idea with our experience of Covid-19.

    For NSW, QLD and VIC members, if this activity is relevant to your immediate or long-term needs in relation to your professional development, professional skills and practice, then you may be able to claim one point per hour of workshop (1 Professional Skills CLE/CPD Point). Please check the CLE requirements in your jurisdiction.

    What will we learn:

    • core concepts in neuroplasticity and its relevance in uncertain times such as now
    • the notion of change in various ancient philosophical traditions
    • practical tools to change our mind for cultivating a more beneficial and positive mindset
    • a guided LIVE meditation designed for embracing uncertainty

    Who will teach:

    Formerly an international student from China, Elva is an Australian-qualified lawyer with a LLM in International Economic Law from Switzerland. She currently works as Corporate Counsel for a Melbourne-based global shipping line. Apart from being a shipping lawyer, Elva is the founder of Peace Lab, which curates and facilitates experiential workshops that synthesise ancient philosophies and contemporary science as a unique agent for cultivating well-being and positive mindset shift. A long-term meditator, trained in laughter yoga and passionate about positive neuroplasticity, Elva is committed to sharing the power of mind and brain for positive change from inside out, as she weaves mindfulness, meditation, play and laughter into Peace Lab workshops. In 2020, Elva commenced a Master in Applied Neuroscience with King's College London to deepen her knowledge about the human brain and mind.

    • 30 Jul 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (UTC+08:00)
    • Bluejeans
    • 30

    The Asian Australian Lawyers Association WA Chapter is proud to present an Online Q&A Panel Event for Students.

    Join us for an online panel event with:

    •       Julie Moore, Barrister, Francis Burt Chambers
    •       Rosaline Tan, Curtin Law Clinic
    •       Aoning Li, Fremantle Community Law Centre
    •       Anthony Quahe, Civic Legal

    Our Panellists will be answering FAQ’s students about possible career paths in the legal profession, advice about how to develop your legal career and their experiences in law school. This event is a great opportunity to gain valuable insight into the profession.

    Event details

    Date: Thursday, 30 July 2020

    Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm. Please log in at 5:30pm for a 5:45pm start.

    Venue/Webinar link: To be emailed to attendees closer to the event


    ·        AALA Student Members – Free

    ·        Non-AALA Student Members – $10 (or become a student member for the same price and get access to other events throughout the year!)

    RSVP: Places are limited to 30 students, so RSVP early to guarantee your spot.

    Please RSVP by Tuesday, 28 July 2020. 

    Thank you to Corrs Chambers Westgarth for generously hosting our event on their Bluejeans platform.

Past Events

10 Jun 2020 Coronavirus and you: The Asian-Australian law students’ guide to surviving the COVID-19 pandemic
03 Jun 2020 AALA National Digital Events Series: Adjusting to the New Now – Videoconferencing tips, tricks and tales
28 May 2020 AALA National Digital Events Series 2020 - CLE - Trends in Climate Litigation
19 May 2020 Queensland Legal Walk 2020
30 Apr 2020 AALA National Mentoring Program 2020 - Online Launch Hosted by Herbert Smith Freehills
30 Mar 2020 AALA VIC CPD Seminar - “Recommended National Standards for Working with Interpreters in Courts and Tribunals” – 30 March 2020
26 Mar 2020 AALA WA - Special Screening of MULAN - 26 March 2020
18 Mar 2020 NSW Branch - CLE March Madness "Cultural Sensitivity and dealing with Dishonesty" - 18 March 2020
09 Mar 2020 NSW Branch - CLE March Madness "Introduction to the Legal Framework of International Commercial Arbitration" - 9 March 2020
05 Mar 2020 NSW Branch - CLE March Madness "Acting for Start Ups" - 5 March 2020
28 Feb 2020 AALA QLD 2020 Social - The Neighbourhood Show
06 Feb 2020 WA Lunar New Year Celebration 2020
06 Feb 2020 AALA NSW Lunar New Year Event
06 Feb 2020 VIC Lunar New Year Celebration Dinner 2020
04 Dec 2019 AALA VIC End of Year Trivia Night
03 Dec 2019 AALA NSW Christmas and End of Year Party
29 Nov 2019 AALA (Qld) - End of Year Celebrations
27 Nov 2019 2019 AALA Annual General Meeting (and Branch Meetings)
12 Nov 2019 Being Your Own Best Friend - Cultivating Self-Appreciation
31 Oct 2019 NSW Branch - Diversity Series Event 5 - Intersectional Diversity Panel
24 Oct 2019 AALA (Qld) and JATL - Lessons in Diversity: A Lecture
23 Oct 2019 The AALA Celebrates Diwali – the Festival of Lights
23 Oct 2019 AALA (Qld) and QLS - Young Professionals Networking Evening
16 Oct 2019 NSW Branch - CLE - PEXA Transactions
09 Oct 2019 The William Ah Ket Scholarship Award Ceremony 2019
08 Oct 2019 Beyond Diversity – the Next Step
18 Sep 2019 AALA (Qld) and QLS - Panel: Supporting Diversity in the Legal Profession
17 Sep 2019 NSW Branch - Diversity Series Event 4 - Women in Law Breakfast, Lean in!
27 Aug 2019 NSW Branch - CLE - Documents and Best Practice
22 Aug 2019 VIC AALA Speed Networking Event
13 Aug 2019 NSW Branch - Diversity Series Event 3 - From Bamboo to Uluru - Foreign Qualified Lawyers and the Journey
01 Aug 2019 AALA (QLD) - Judicial Diversity in Australia Panel Discussion
17 Jul 2019 NSW Branch - Diversity Series Event 2 - Students of Law; Where to from Here?
12 Jun 2019 NSW Branch - EOFY Event in conjunction with Lander & Rogers and the Asian Leadership Project
05 Jun 2019 NSW Branch - Diversity Series Event 1 - William Lee Address
23 May 2019 WA Student Speed Networking Event
22 May 2019 The William Ah Ket Scholarship Launch 2019
14 Apr 2019 Student Internship with the County Court Commercial Division (VIC)
03 Apr 2019 AALA (VIC) - Voice and Presentation CPD Workshops with Richard Lawton
28 Mar 2019 NSW Branch - CLE March Madness - Using G-Suite in your Professional Practice
28 Mar 2019 WA Lunar New Year Celebration 2019
26 Mar 2019 NSW Branch - CLE March Madness - Ethics and Professional Conduct
20 Mar 2019 NSW Branch - CLE March Madness - Misrepresentations in the context of Insurance Contracts
13 Mar 2019 NSW Branch - CLE March Madness - Drafting Affidavits: Tips and Hints to Better Drafting
08 Mar 2019 AALA QLD 2019 Social - Single Asian Female play night
06 Mar 2019 NSW Branch - CLE March Madness - Proving Solvency in Winding Up and Bankruptcy Proceedings
28 Feb 2019 NSW Branch - Beginning of Law Term Event - 28 February 2019 at Baker McKenzie
21 Feb 2019 AALA - QLD Branch - Mentoring Program Launch
21 Feb 2019 AALA - NSW Branch - Mentoring Program Launch
21 Feb 2019 AALA – VIC Branch – Mentoring Program Launch
13 Feb 2019 NSW Branch - A CPD Reception with Judge Joshua Wilson QC at Frederick Jordan Chambers
12 Feb 2019 Lunar New Year Celebration Dinner 2019 (VIC)
11 Dec 2018 Commercial Law in the Asian Century - Is Western Sydney Ready?
07 Dec 2018 AALA QLD 2018 End of Year Social
06 Dec 2018 AALA VIC End of Year Meet & Greet 2018
05 Dec 2018 AALA NSW Christmas Party
08 Nov 2018 Litigation Workshop: What to Do When Things Go Wrong
04 Oct 2018 AALA - 2018 QLD Branch Meeting and National AGM
04 Oct 2018 AALA – 2018 VIC Branch Meeting and National AGM
04 Oct 2018 AALA – 2018 NSW Branch Meeting and National AGM
04 Oct 2018 AALA - 2018 WA Branch Meeting and National AGM
21 Sep 2018 Networking Drinks and Dinner (Sydney -Chinatown
21 Sep 2018 AALA National Roundtable 2018
20 Sep 2018 The William Ah Ket Scholarship Award Ceremony 2018 (NSW)
20 Sep 2018 AALA & ILAQ Indigenous cultural awareness training seminar
14 Sep 2018 AALA WA: 2018 Networking Drinks
13 Sep 2018 Stress Management the Eastern Way - Mindfulness for Lawyers
05 Sep 2018 Otto Kong Sing - A Lecture by Malcolm Oakes SC
28 Aug 2018 Annual William Lee Address NSW - Barriers and Enablers. Tues 28 August 2018
01 Aug 2018 Meet His Honour Judge J D Wilson QC and followed by Meet the Partners Panel Discussion (WA)
07 Jun 2018 Cultural Diversity in the Workplace: CEO Series - Part 3 with ENGIE
17 Apr 2018 Cultural Diversity in the Workplace- CEO Series- Part 2 with MLC Life Insurance
15 Mar 2018 Cultural Diversity in the Workplace: CEO Series- Part 1 with Toll Group
13 Mar 2018 AALA WA Student Event- Your Personal Brand in the Growing Asia-Pacific Market
08 Mar 2018 Victorian AALA Lunar New Year Celebration
22 Feb 2018 2018 WA Lunar New Year Dinner
05 Feb 2018 AALA NSW Lunar New Year Celebration
21 Dec 2017 2017 AALA Victoria End-of-Year Celebration
13 Dec 2017 AALA NSW Christmas Party
13 Dec 2017 WA Social - Mini Golf on the Quay
07 Dec 2017 Setting up your own Practice - A Panel Discussion
21 Nov 2017 The Inaugral William Ah Ket Scholarship Award
17 Nov 2017 Cultural diversity and the bamboo ceiling
16 Nov 2017 2017 WA Mentoring Program
15 Nov 2017 Launch of NSW Mentoring Program 2017
08 Nov 2017 2017 Annual General Meeting
09 Oct 2017 Diversity- My Experiences in the Law
04 Oct 2017 Richard Lawton - Voice and Presentation Workshops (Vic)
07 Sep 2017 Reflections on lessons from four decades of legal and professional engagement with China
18 Aug 2017 The Changing Face of Law - A Global Perspective (Vic)
17 Aug 2017 The Asian Experience in America and What it Means for Australia: Professor Frank Wu and Perth Guest Speaker Julian Sher
16 Aug 2017 The Changing Face of Law - A Global Perspective (Sydney)
31 May 2017 2017 Vic AALA Launch with His Honour Magistrate Raj Malhotra
17 May 2017 Tarwirri and AALA present: Cultural diversity in the legal profession (VIC)
27 Mar 2017 CLE Event: Business with the Dragon - Enforcing Contractual Obligations in favour of Australian clients in China (NSW)
23 Mar 2017 For Lawyers: Strategies to develop a social media presence (QLD)
16 Mar 2017 POSTPONED: Address by the Federal Attorney General, the Hon. George Brandis
01 Mar 2017 Her Honour Magistrate Urfa Masood: Reflections from the Bench (VIC)
11 Feb 2017 Lunar New Year Dinner (including welcome cocktails) - AALA NSW
13 Dec 2016 AALA 2016 End of Year Celebration (Vic)
05 Dec 2016 AALA NSW 2016 End-of-Year Celebration
03 Nov 2016 AALA Mentoring Program Launch (VIC)
27 Oct 2016 2016 AALA Annual General Meeting
27 Oct 2016 2016 AALA NSW Branch Meeting (NSW)
04 Oct 2016 AALA Mentoring Program Launch (NSW)
07 Sep 2016 CPD workshops with Richard Lawton for voice and presentation training (VIC)
25 Aug 2016 International Perspectives on Cultural Diversity
11 Aug 2016 Where the Glass and Bamboo Ceilings Meet in the Australian Legal Profession - NSW Event
23 Jun 2016 What is it like to be an Asian-Australian lawyer in 2016? - Career Panel Discussion (NSW)
21 Jun 2016 Vincent Shin - My Story (VIC)
12 May 2016 Seminar - Legal, operational, and cultural challenges of doing business in China (VIC)
02 May 2016 Inaugural Annual William Lee Address (NSW)
12 Apr 2016 John Leung: 8 Things You Don't Know About Me
06 Apr 2016 AALA NSW Networking Event
10 Mar 2016 Richard Lawton - Elevate Your Voice and Presence (CPD Series)
19 Feb 2016 AALA and ACC - Getting the monkey off our backs: improving diversity and inclusion in the legal sector
07 Dec 2015 End of Year Event 2015 (VIC)
02 Nov 2015 AALA NSW Launch - 2 November 2015
08 Sep 2015 Annual General Meeting 2015
25 May 2015 CPD Session with Jason Yeap OAM & Jenny Taing
14 Apr 2015 Launch of AALA Cultural Diversity Analysis
26 Feb 2015 Asian Cultural Attitudes to Litigation and Mediation

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